Carménère is a long-lost Bordeaux grape that is rarely planted in California. In fact, our four acres at Bootjack Ranch make up 6% of the entire acreage across the state of California. We hand-harvested our Carménère with two picks on October 1st and 16th. We de-stemmed the grapes and fermented them in stainless steel tanks. 100% free-run juice was then moved into 63% new French Oak barrels to age for 22 months. The final wine is unabashedly Carménère. The unique green pyrazine notes are balanced by espresso, mocha and juicy blackberry flavors. Stunning aromatics make this wine stand out immediately, and are followed by a rich palate with robust tannins.
VINEYARD Bootjack Ranch
BLEND 95% Carménère, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot